Arts & Crafts Dresser

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Project by JerryinCreek posted 08-08-2017 06:51 PM 1277 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After building the Kevin Rodel designed Arts & Crafts bed for my wife, I decided to make a dresser to match the motif. I designed the piece myself and built it from plain-sawn white oak, with white oak veneer plywood for the sides and solid quarter-sawn lumber for the top. I designed the plaques mounted on the sides to match the stringing and inlay work on the bed. I then fumed the dresser with ammonium hydroxide. It is finished with General Finishes Enduro-Var, two coats of gloss and one of satin. The hardware is from Horton Brasses.

Guess she’ll need a night stand next!

Thanks for looking!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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#1 posted 08-08-2017 07:06 PM

Nice Work Jerry the side design is very cool.


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#2 posted 08-08-2017 07:54 PM

Very nice Jerry!

Those plaques look really sharp, I like how they are “attached” versus just being inlayed into the sides.

You certainly will need to resist the inevitable march toward a houseful of similar themed pieces 8^) (time is valuable!)

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#3 posted 08-08-2017 11:35 PM

looks great and will go nicely with the bed!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#4 posted 08-09-2017 03:47 AM

That’s really nice looking. I really like those drawers fronts. That softened bevel is an great touch.

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#5 posted 08-09-2017 12:54 PM

This is a beautiful piece and it displays a lot of nice craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 08-09-2017 03:14 PM

Nice work Jer! Love the design. Are you doing the night stand today?

-- Don, Silver City, If you always do what what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.

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#7 posted 08-09-2017 07:38 PM

Yep that’s right Jerry, make the big complicated stuff first then work your way down to the smaller pieces …
I saw the bed and liked it a lot … and now I like the dresser a lot. ... Looking forward to seeing the night stand.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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